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(ATT 54,000) 20th October 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: F Zwayer

F Dusseldorf Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Bayern Munich Bay Munich

F Dusseldorf 0

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Bay Munich 5

M Mandzukic (28)
Luiz Gustavo (36)
T Muller (55, 86)
Rafinha (87)

Munich smash five past Fortuna

Last Updated: 20/10/12 6:08pm

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Bayern smashed five past Fortuna

Bayern smashed five past Fortuna

Bayern Munich made it a record-breaking start to the season with a comfortable 5-0 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf - their eighth win in a row since the start of the season.

Looking to beat their own record of seven straight wins from the season's outset, they emphasised their current superiority in German football with Mario Mandzukic and Luiz Gustavo giving them a two-goal advantage at half-time.

Thomas Muller added two more for the record German champions and Rafinha rounded off the rout in the 87th minute of a one-sided game.

Although it took Bayern 28 minutes to go in front, there had only really been one team in the game beforehand, and there would only be one team in it afterwards.

Fabian Giefer was busy keeping the visitors out, denying Toni Kroos and Holger Badstuber, among others, before Mandzukic struck.

Franck Ribery sent the ball in low from the left and Mandzukic did what he does best, namely scoring from close range for his seventh goal of the season.

Muller and Mandzukic then missed chances before Luiz Gustavo doubled the visitors' lead in the 36th minute.

Muller was the provider with a header which the Brazilian almost failed to convert, but the ball managed to find its way over the line via the head of Giefer.

Muller got his own name on the scoresheet 10 minutes into the second half with a powerful drive from just inside the penalty area.

Bayern had not had enough, though, and a low cross from substitute David Alaba set up Muller to guide the ball into the top corner from six yards out and make it 4-0.

Rafinha then rounded off a miserable day for Fortuna with a composed finish from Ribery's pass.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 29 73
2 Wolfsburg 29 61
3 Bayer Leverkusen 29 54
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 29 54
5 Schalke 29 42
6 FC Augsburg 29 42
7 Werder Bremen 29 38
8 Hoffenheim 29 37
9 Borussia Dortmund 29 36
10 Eintracht Frankfurt 29 36
11 Mainz 29 34
12 Cologne 29 34
13 Hertha Berlin 29 34
14 SC Freiburg 29 29
15 Hannover 96 29 29
16 SC Paderborn 07 29 27
17 Stuttgart 29 26
18 Hamburg 29 25